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Hyundai Tucson Problem Trends and Complaints

September 2022 Overview

Based on 12 problem areas, owners have reported the following issues with this vehicle.

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Model year with the most reported issues

2016

Most reported problem

Engine

High risk

High

Engine problems include oil leaks, oil consumption, overheating, stalling, smoking, trouble turning over, or engine seizure/failure.
Car depreciation

43% after 5 years

While different cars depreciate at different rates, it's a good rule of thumb to assume that a new car will lose approximately 20 percent of its value in the first year. In five years, the average depreciation rate is 50% of their initial value.
Recalls

93 Recalls

A recall is issued when a manufacturer or NHTSA determines that a vehicle, equipment, car seat, or tire creates an unreasonable safety risk or fails to meet minimum safety standards. Manufacturers are required to fix the problem by repairing it, replacing it, offering a refund, or in rare cases repurchasing the vehicle.
Investigation for defects
myCarVoice Severity Level™ Legend

Low Severity Level

Problems marked low typically are not a safety issue, and more of a minor defect or annoyance.

Medium Severity Level

Problems marked medium may be a potential mechanical and safety issue.

High Severity Level

Problems marked high are potential mechanical and safety issues.

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Oil consumption

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

After changing my oil for the 9 th and tenth time I noticed a increase in oil consumption. Started at one half quart per 10 days to 1 quart per 10 days. I consistently performed oil changes every 5,000 miles using quality 5w30 synthetic oil and puralater oil filters.

Review submitted by:Verlie

Pros:Great economical transportation

Cons:The current oil issue

EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

I HAVE A 2017 HYUNDAI LIMITED 1.6L TURBO. I PURCHASED THIS CAR USED IN 2020 W/39K MILES ON IT. I AM DILLIGENT ABOUT GETTING MY OIL CHANGES EVERY 3K MILES AS I DRIVE A LOT AND I WANT TO KEEP MY CAR IN GOOD CONDITION ALWAYS. RECENTLY WITHIN THE 65K

Review submitted by:COURTENEY

Pros:SMALL AND COMPACT, GOOD ON GAS MILAGE

Cons:OIL CONSUMPTION

TN

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No, dealer refused to help

On Sunday August 21, 2022my car started clattering, my husband checked the oil, (was actually going to schedule an oil change this week,)no oil on oil stick. Drove a short distance to my sons house to change filter and put oil in Well that didn’t work, let us set a

Review submitted by:Linda

Pros:It rides, drives great, perfect size

Cons:The oil consumption between one oil change and now knowing it’s a faulty engine

Oil Consumption Problem

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

Oil Consumption Problem My father is a handy man and every time I felt something weird with my car, he would check the oil and notice that it is low at least 2 quarts. I keep up with my car, oil changes etc. So I started telling the dealership. They

Review submitted by:Christine

Pros:Love the car, rides nice, great room all ok except oil problem

Cons:Oil Consumption is very inconvenient to my life and I don't want future problem

Excessive Oil Consumption

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

I Noticed that I am having to add one to two quarts of oil to the engine after approx. every 1000=1500 miles. When I took my car for it's last oil change they stated that my car was critically low on oil. After that oil change we had to add

Review submitted by:Allison

Pros:Love the size and color.

Cons:Oil consumption

Oil Consumption

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

My car has been burning excessive amounts of oil, I first noticed my oil light flicker around 85K, the light did not stay on so didn't think to much. It happened again about 2 weeks later (light flickered) I checked my oil, I had NO OIL. I was told I

Review submitted by:Lisa

Pros:Compact

Cons:Oil consumption, dual transmission chip defect

Excessive Oil Consumption

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

The car consumes oil excessively and needs 2-3 quarts of oil every 400 miles. I have to check the oil gauge every 2 weeks at a minimum to refill the oil level to a safe amount. This is extremely annoying, and prior to reaching about 85,000 miles, this was never

Review submitted by:Diane

Pros:Style, no mechanical issues, drive

Cons:Somewhat slow acceleration at times

Theta Engine Failure

Model Year:

2015

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No, dealer refused to help

Notorious Hyundai Theta engine failure. Hyundai denied the claim because supposedly there was a recall for a knock sensor update which we WERE NOT notified of. Contacted Hyundai and they said it was sent but they had the wrong address and the wrong phone number in their system. Was driving

Review submitted by:James

Pros:Nothing

Cons:Nothing

Engine failure

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

Yes, by the dealer

I was about 300 feet from home after going to the store and my car stalled at a red light. Went to turn it back on thinking it was a misfire as that's something I have dealt with with other cars. The car made it home but it was knocking

Review submitted by:Robert

Pros:Style, room

Cons:Poor power, no android auto

TICKING IN ENGINE AND OIL LEAKING AND WANT GO OVER 40 MILES PER HOUR

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I have a 2017 Hyundai Tucson with 63,000 miles on it i started having issues with the ticking in the engine. I made appointment with the dealership which was month and half out before they could even get to me. I received a letter from Hyundai stating there was a

Review submitted by:elaine

Pros:I have always bought Hyundai i have bought 4. I like the way they drive and comfortable of them.

Cons:My vehicle is not running properly

Oil level drop Dramatically

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I have the car for 3 month since I bought it from the dealership. As I was driving I notice a weird noise. I took it to a shop & they said my car had no oil in it. They told me that this type of car has a recall

Review submitted by:Marc

Pros:I like the room it provides

Cons:I didn’t have the car for to long before the engine Seized

Dead engine due to oil consumption

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

Back in September 2021 I got my spark plugs replaced. After that I had the oil light pop up during on ramps of the highway when I was using more gas. I stopped into Hyundai because I was still 2,000 miles from needing to get an oil change and was

Review submitted by:William

Pros:I like the comfort of the car.

Cons:Extremely unreliable and many expensive repairs since buying it.

Oil Consumption Defect

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

2018 Hyundai Tucson with excessive oil consumption resulting in engine failure. Also prior to the engine failing there were no warning lights indicating any low oil or service engine lights. This Problem Started at 48,000 Miles the local service department at the dealership wont admit the problem the local dealership

Review submitted by:BRIAN

Pros:THE COLOR

Cons:TOO MANY PROBLEMS

Engine Oil Consumption Issue

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

My car started experiencing the same oil consumption issue as many others I have read about. I have a 2016 Hyundai Tuscon, and in November of 2020, before my 100k mile warranty was going to be up, my car started eating up the oil every 1k miles. However, I didn't

Review submitted by:Joanna

Pros:Like the style, interior, and car ride

Cons:All of the technical issues I have had with this car in the short time I have owned it.

Engine failure.

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

My engine failed at 48000 miles. Dealership determined it was due to oil consumption and stated due to recall entire engine would need to be replaced. Corporate said I would be reimbursed for rental care expenses when the car was finished. My car was brought to the dealership (towed) on

Review submitted by:Caitlin

Pros:Nothing

Cons:Engine failure

2017 Hyundai tucson

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No, dealer refused to help

I bought a 2017 Hyundai Tuscan 5 years ago in Charlotte. I moved to Winston Salem and have been living here for 5 years. I have only taken my vehicle to Bob king Hyundai for all maintenance done on my vehicle. This year alone I have had multiple appointments to

Review submitted by:Monica

Pros:Very spacious, stylish in color

Cons:The amount of recalls

MI

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

I have a Hyundai Tucson 2017. It is burning oil. It is still under warranty and Hyundai is not saying oh it needs a new engine but it will take 30-60 days to get and I won’t supply a loaner or reimburse for a rental. So I’m out of pocket

Review submitted by:Irina

Pros:None

Cons:It burns oil and needs a new engine due to warranty issue

Oil Burning

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

For the last 20K miles (3-4 oil changes) my 2017 Hyundai Tucson has been burning oil off becoming empty. The first time the issue was noticed I believed it to be a sell tactic by the quick oil change chain I went to to sell me additional "engine cleaning" services,

Review submitted by:David

Pros:Good mostly reliable car, I have had generally minimal issues with it.

Cons:Something must have changed in the 2017 model half way through but I got the unfortunate version of the care that could not get Android Auto or Apple Car Play, while other 2017s could.

Excessive oil consumption

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

My Tucson consumes way too much oil. All maintenance was done at the dealer. Only used full synthetic oil. Failed the oil consumption test with flying colors. In 1k miles I’d be down 3 qts. Hyundai wouldn’t honor the warranty especially because I’m not the original owner but this is

Review submitted by:Kevin

Pros:Awd

Cons:Engine sucks

Hyundai Tucson Oil Consumption

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

Car is burning oil. Hyundai is currently running oil consumption test but I won't know how/if they resolve until I take car back after 1,000 miles. Very frustrating. The dealership is working with me thus far but I'm reading where I will need to run 3 consumption tests. They have

Review submitted by:Kristie

Pros:I love my Hyundai aside from this major issue

Cons:Car should not be virtually empty of oil after 2,000 miles

Excessive oil consumption

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

Around the 40-45K mile mark, my car started running very rough, check the oil and it was very low, added oil to it and it immediately started running better. Continued having to check the oil every 1k miles or it would start running rough again. Had an oil consumption test

Review submitted by:Whitney

Pros:Design

Cons:Oil consumption

Oil Consumption

Model Year:

2015

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

Yes, by the dealer

First leased my vehicle and then ended up purchasing the vehicle I liked it so much. When the vehicle hit 55,000 miles or so it began to excessively burn oil requiring changed 1 or 2x a month. I was also experiencing different issues with the car in which is was

Review submitted by:Melicent

Pros:Small Suv, liked the styling.

Cons:From the start i had things happening, the interior weatherstriping falling off, strange odors and sounds, the need for oil changes that cost me lots of money. The service center tries to blame you or charge you for repairs when they know the engines are faulty.

Burning oil

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No, dealer refused to help

Hyundai dealer has always done the oil changes on this car. After the last oil change, the service tech told me the oil had been low and recommended I drive 1000 miles, then come back to have the level checked. At around 800 miles, the oil light came on, engine

Review submitted by:Katherine

Pros:Size, awd, great navigation system, comfortable, decent mpg

Cons:Oil consumption issue

excessive oil consumption

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

2016 Hyundai Tucson with last oil change <5000 miles ago now has no oil. There is no oil leak. The car routinely is serviced. There has been no other issues with this vehicle. Excessive oil consumption leading to engine failure. Prior to the engine failing there were no warning lights

Review submitted by:Tamra

Pros:Nothing

Cons:Everything

Oil consumption in 2018 Hyundai Tucson

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Tucson

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Yesterday we drove our Hyundai about 10 miles, heard a knock in the engine and resolved to take it to our mechanic - about 300 yards later it stalled out at a stop sign. After several attempts, it restarted and we pulled off the road to call our mechanic. Since

Review submitted by:Nancy

Pros:comfortable, attractive

Cons:oil consumption and gasoline mileage well below the estimate mpg when purchased.

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